Podcast #12 - Compassion and Obstacles
What are the obstacles to our practice? One of the points of keeping a daily practice is that you do it each day, no matter if its sunny or grey, sick or healthy, feel like it or not. What are the conditions that I excuse myself from my practice? Practicing when we don't feel like it, or are injured, or practicing through other obstacles can lead to big breakthroughs in our practice. What are the obstacles to compassionate action as a practice? When do we excuse ourselves from caring for others? Why do we sometimes offer a hand, a subway seat, change -- and other times not? Investigating our mind's own obstacles, and peeling away this "avidya" or misknowing, is the practice of yoga.